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Jerry Lewis height: 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)

American comedic actor, director and singer, best known for films like Artists and Models, The Ladies Man, The King of Comedy, Funny Bones, Boeing, Boeing, The Nutty Professor, The Bellboy, Living It Up, The Family Jewels, The Sad Sack, and Three on a Couch. At his peak Jerry claimed to stand 6 foot tall.

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Sam said on 17/Aug/15
Yeah, Lewis really threw himself around a lot, I bet he had almost as many injuries as Jackie Chan and not nearly in as good shape as Chan was. That certainly can cause someone to lose quite a bit of height.
Charlie said on 25/Jul/15
Years ago in Their prime Jerry was no doubt over 5'10" but now that hes close to 90 in age and has suffered a serious back accident and of course old age decreases you're height.He could possibly be 5'6" to 5'7". And waking up earlier than most people will have a lot to do with height to. If jerry woke up a few hours earlier than these other stars that would indeed make him shorter as well. Many different factors. Back accidents can drop you're height several inches leaving you with a very poor posture
Sam said on 20/Apr/15
In Method to the Madness, the clip of Jerry reuniting w/ Dean shows that not-quite-in-character Jerry was indeed very similar in height to Martin, Frank Sinatra looked about 2-3 inches shorter than both.
Sam said on 1/Apr/15
Arch, how about Funny Bones and Boeing, Boeing in his credits?
His performance is kind of similar in Bones to King of Comedy, but I think it's one of the most underrated films from the 90s.
Sam said on 31/Mar/15
Saw him with Tony Curtis in Boeing, Boeing recently and he certainly didn't look 1.75 inches taller, don't know if he had any serious footwear disadvantage like with Martin but Lewis never looked more than half an inch over Curtis IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/14
Generally he looks shorter than Dean Martin but Martin tended to wear lifts a lot. In some scenes in You're Never Too Young Martin can look easily 2 inches taller but there's a scene in which they're dancing on the school playground, Lewis is in flat shoes but you can Martin's wearing customs making him look taller. They're not big ones but you can see the raised back on them when his trouser leg lifts. If he wasn't wearing them they'd be close in height I think but I'm still not convinced they're the same height, I think Martin had the edge but he might be getting more height from the shoes.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Nov/14
Must have been camera tricks in some parts. I mean They made 5'11 Norman Alden look 6 ft 5 next to him.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Nov/14
Rob there's a typo on couch. Have you seen the original Nutty Professor? There must have been some VERY tall guys in it and some of the guys in the gym were at least a head taller than him!
[Editor Rob: not for a long time]
Arch Stanton said on 29/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and American comedic actor, director and singer, best known for films like Artists and Models, The Ladies Man, The King of Comedy, The Nutty Professor, The Bellboy, Living It Up, The Family Jewels, The Sad Sack, and Three on a Couch.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/14
I thought he looked a bit shorter than Dean Martin in Artists and Models, but Martin was probably wearing lifts!
Knowitall said on 23/Feb/14
Peak heights:

Peter Lawford - five-eleven

Jerry Lewis - five-ten

Dean Martin - five-nine & 1/2

Joey Bishop - five-eight

Frank Sinatra - five-seven

Sammy Davis Jr. - five-three

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear. - Mahatma Gandhi
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/14
Maybe it's the egos of the Rat Pack for the listings between 5'10" and 6'1". It's no cooincidence that all of them reportedly wore lifts and inflated their heights!! The public did think of them as larger than life figures though, none of them wanted to be seen as the average range they were I guess!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/14
Knowitall makes a lot of sense. I'd guess Martin was 5'9.5" too!!
Knowitall said on 18/Jul/13
Dean Martin wore lifts.

Jerry lost height after he suffered a serious back injury falling off the stage in Las Vegas in 1965. It nearly left him paralyzed.

His peak height was five foot ten. In later years that dropped by a couple of inches. Now at age 87 I doubt he's any taller than five six.

Dean was probably five nine and a half and a little over five eleven in lifts.
Tempest said on 14/Mar/13
Dean Martin was slightly taller than him - at least in the late 70s. JUST slightly -- at 2:32: Click Here

BUT Jerry Lewis wore lifts in The King of Comedy.

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His calf was longer than his thigh. You have to watch the movie - in motion - to really see what I'm getting at.

Rob, if you've never seen The King of Comedy, it's great, but Jerry Lewis appears to be wearing lifts in it. Check it out.
talltalez said on 22/Jan/12
is there really 1.75 inch height difference between tony curtis (you have listed at 5ft 8.75 in) and jerry lewis (listed 5 ft 10.5 in) check out this photo of the two stars, pictured together at their peaks in 1950s:
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